Instant MuseScore

Learn to create beautiful scores and quality sheet music with this popular, free music composition software

Instant MuseScore

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Maxwell Shinn

Learn to create beautiful scores and quality sheet music with this popular, free music composition software
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ISBN 139781783559367
Paperback54 pages

About This Book

  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results
  • Enhance your musical scores with articulations, text, and lyrics
  • Engrave your music and extract parts skilfully
  • Playback, print, and export your music to an audio file

Who This Book Is For

This book is for musicians who would like to learn how to notate music digitally with MuseScore. Readers should already have some knowledge about musical terminology; however, no prior experience with music notation software is necessary.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Instant MuseScore
So, what is MuseScore?
Installation
Quick start – creating your first score
Top 5 features you need to know about
People and places you should get to know

What You Will Learn

  • Enter notes and rhythms into MuseScore
  • Insert articulations, dynamics, and markings
  • Modify the key signature, time signature, and tempo
  • Transpose passages and deal with the transposing instrument
  • Extract parts for individual musicians
  • Format your music cleanly to give it a professional touch
  • Print your music and save it as an audio file
  • Add several verses of lyrics to your score for chorus or solo voice
  • Write passages using chord-symbol notation

In Detail

MuseScore is a free and Libre music notation program, suitable for everyone from music students to professionals. In recent years, MuseScore has established itself as one of the leading score-writers for those looking to take the quality of their sheet music to the next level. From large-scale orchestral works to short piano/vocal songs, MuseScore makes the process easy so you can focus on the music instead of the technology.

Instant MuseScore takes readers through the process of notating music in a simple and straightforward manner. Starting with the basics and adding tips to our toolbox as we go, we learn to utilize the most important features of MuseScore. Instant MuseScore will help you become familiar with the tools that you will need to make great music whether or not you have used music notation software before.

This book will introduce you to the key features of MuseScore, and shows you how to typeset very complicated scores while steering clear of some common trouble spots.
You will start by understanding the most notable features that will help you to enter music into MuseScore. Using these as a base, we will explore additional techniques necessary for more complex projects, and learn how to give your score a professional touch. Towards the end of the book, you will be confident enough to create quality sheet music and natural-looking scores with an unbeatable software package.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Instant MuseScore
So, what is MuseScore?
Installation
Quick start – creating your first score
Top 5 features you need to know about
People and places you should get to know

Book Details

ISBN 139781783559367
Paperback54 pages
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